Spela Strukelj was born in Slovenia where she read philosophy under Slavoj Žižek before coming to London and studying at Central Saint Martins.
Her thesis on design and superheroes led to a fascination with real-life superhumans: people modifying their bodies in an attempt to reach a higher level of evolution.
Along with David Varela she is currently co-writing Upgraded: Becoming Superhuman on a Budget, a book that explores the low-tech and high-tech ends of the body modification business.
The book will also feature a series of stunning portraits by internationally exhibited photographer and body mod, Raphael Duplay.
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